Tag: peace

Be At Peace

Be tough in the way a blade of grass is: rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it. – Natalie Goldberg

How Can We Be Peace in the World?

I so admire the work of Etty Hillesum – the depth of her spirituality in the face of the Nazi death camps was extraordinary. On this day, Memorial Day, that we celebrate the women and men who have fought to protect us, we pray…

May Our Lives Bring forth Christ in our World

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full…

Where Can We Find Peace?

Monday’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 131:1,2,3) leads us to peace. In you, O God, I have found my peace. O God, my heart is not proud, nor are my eyes haughty; I do not busy myself with great things, nor with things too sublime for…

God Proclaims Peace

                                It is so very clear that God proclaims peace. Why are we so intent on declaring war? Tuesday’s responsorial psalm is Psalm 85 where we hear, I will…

It’s Not About Where You’re From

We put a lot of importance in ethereal things like status and material things like money. But it’s not about what we have or where we’re from. It’s how we live our lives. In Saturday’s Gospel reading from the 11th chapter of Luke, we…

Gratitude and Wanting What We Have

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances. – Timothy Miller, author of How to Want What You Have If we could remember this, and put it into practice,…